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Sent: lunedì 6 dicembre 2010 14.51
A: reservations@ondaverde.it
Your_Full_Name = Michael and Kimberly Wasserman
Country = USA

Miro, family, and staff,
MEMORABLE!!! That is what you made Italy for us. We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your place!!!! We are world travelers and have seen many places we'd love to return to for a visit...but, none where we would love to move in...until Hotel Onde Verde!

Naples, Positano, even Capri were minimized when we got to your hotel. Set on the most beautiful coastal views in the lovilest cove was Hotel Onde Verde. The warmest and friendliest staff ever, we immediately felt at home. Your hotel was so beautiful, clean, and relaxing we felt as if we were at a 5 star spa in the most beautiful place in the world. The food prepared daily by Nicola was the best we've ever eaten. His charming personality and how he welcomed us right into the kitchen to cook and taste, made our whole trip! He's such a wonderful part of your hotel and so charismatic. Daily we were served cappuccino's and incredible homemade desserts out on the balcony overlooking the panoramic views of the deep blue waters and colorful wooden boats (see pictures)...we never wanted to leave! (Thank's to Pepe, Michael, and Sofia...we love you!)In fact, one day we were to spend the entire day in Positano shopping and eating and within 2 hours of being dropped off by water taxi, we were tired of Positano and it's busy pace and were ready to go back to "OUR" slice of heaven at Hotel Onde Verde. From the first day we found your son, Francesco was so energentic, friendly, and really enjoyed our conversations with him. What a blessing he is for you. And speaking of conversations, that was another unique thing about your hotel over many others, it seemed most everyone who worked at your hotel spoke english very well and that really helped us connect with your staff. And your suggestion to take a private taxi to Naples our last day was GREAT!!! We had such a wonderful trip back and were able to relax and go door to door.

We've told everyone who will listen about our "FAVORITE" part of our trip to Italy...Hotel Onde Verde and we can't wait to return. Many who have seen our pictures have asked for hotel info and want to plan their "dream get away" too.

Thank you for all you and your staff did to make our 10th Anniversary UNFORGETABLE! I've attached some pictures. HUGS to each of you!!


From: Christopher
Sent: domenica 10 ottobre 2010 14.00

The highlight of our trip to the Amalfi Coast was our 8 day stay at the Hotel Onda Verde. We chose the package and would do so again without hesitation. Being met at the Naples airport and driven to the hotel by a driver after a long day of travel was wonderful and from the moment we arrived at the hotel, we began to relax. Our room was lovely and the view from our balcony overlooking the sea and dramatic coastline was mesmerizing. The Onda Verde is a small family owned hotel and is very efficiently run. The small staff was warm and friendly always. Miro, the owner or his son, Francesco, were always present to answer questions or help with problems. When we had a difficulty with our car rental, Francesco gladly made a call and resolved the issue in a matter of minutes.

Our very pretty room had recently been renovated and the floors done with beautiful local ceramic tiles. From the comfortable beds to the flowers in pots on the sundeck, it was apparent to us that much attention had been paid to detail. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was great. When we chose to leave to balcony door open, we could hear the lapping of the waves on the rocks below.

We were so happy with our decision to take meals at the hotel and the 3 choices on our menu for the first course and 3 choices for the second course were all delicious. Often the choice was difficult so we each ordered a different dish in order to sample various pastas and risottos. There was never a repeat item; in fact, looking back, I just realized we never even looked at the a la carte list, because our choices were all so appealing. The chef prepares wonderful regional food, using local produce and fish and his fresh pasta was a delight. This is Italian cooking at its best: good ingredients- simply prepared.

We highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting this area who is looking for a small hotel in a very peaceful setting with spectacular views and excellent food. We had been warned that we might not want to budge from this lovely spot and sure enough, on two different days, we chose to stay on the sun deck rather than sightsee.


From: Walter Koltun
Sent: domenica 10 ottobre 2010 17.45
Your_Full_Name = Dr.and Mrs. Walter Koltun
Country = USA
Special_Remarks = THE BEST HOTEL ON THE AMALFI COAST!Forget Positano. Forget Amalfi. If you are looking for the absolute BEST non-tourist-y true Italian seaside hotel, this is it! The Onda Verde, overlooking the marina in Praiano, is quintessential Italian living. The rooms are all the same, with the best views of the water and the Amalfi coast anywhere on the coast. When we entered our room for the first time and Francesco threw open the shuttered doors to expose the sunny terrace off our room, it took my breath away - it was soooo beautiful! I kissed his cheek I was so happy! Every room has this same view overlooking a sleepy little fishing cove below, with the rocky Amalfi coast and the mountains in the background - it is simply a little bit of heaven. Quiet, picturesque, dreamy. Sunsets like you have never seen before! We will never stay anywhere else. Miro (the owner) and his wife and their charming son Francesco work very hard to make sure your stay is perfect. We consider them family now. They were SO helpful and kind to us - molto gentile.Their English is perfect - especially Francesco - who exchanged multiple emails with me, trying to plan our airport pick up in Naples, concert tickets to Ravello, etc. He is a gem! They ALL bend over backwards to make your stay absolutely perfect - it is a point of pride for them - they SINCERELY want to make you happy. The meals on the terrrace overlooking the water were excellent quality with views that cannot be beat - they go on and on forever. One morning the chef surprised us with homemade cinnamon sugared donuts - YUM! Not that they were needed - there was always SOOO MUCH food to choose from - large tables laden with pastries, cereals, meats, croissants, you name it....definitely NOT a place to diet! Terrace dinners are candlelit and romantic, with homemade pastas, excellent fish, grilled mozzarella on lemon leaves, you name it. The beds in the room were the best of all the hotels we stayed in. There is a beach below the hotel where the fishermen bring up their boats at night. Many local Italians come there to relax and swim - especially on the weekend. We loved it! We hated to leave. We will definitely come back, with our children next time. And, the very best thing is that the hotel is so affordable! We paid over THREE TIMES MORE to stay at the Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento (also a lovely hotel), with room with a terrace on the water.....but it did not come close to beating your hotel or seaviews in our opinion. Our thanks to Miro, his wife and his son Francesco (who you should be SO proud of Miro! I predict he will one day outdo even you (!) as an excellent hotelier! - This is the best compliment you can give to a parent in my opinion, that your child takes after you and wants to do even better than you. Yes, your beautiful hotel is in very good hands indeed!). My only worry is that this place is going to become so swamped with tourists once people discover it (and read this glowing review!), that it will change. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE A THING!! It is PERFECT IN EVERY WAY. We LOVED IT! Thank you for our BEST experience in Italy. We will keep in touch and see you again in the very near future. Grazie Mille!!!!! .


From: Rose Caldarone
Sent: domenica 10 ottobre 2010 0.54
A: Hotel Onda Verde

Dear Mr. Milano,
It is almost two weeks since returning home from our holiday (crusie, family and our stay at your hotel, giving us the opportunity to see the Amalfi Coast, Capri).
All of us would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent hospitality and experience. We had a great time. The view from our rooms was breathtaking.
Please give my special thanks to Nicola for the special deserts he made for us to try, especially the "Anniversary" cake for Sue and Nick. They were pleasantly surprised. To Giuseppe our greatest thanks and appreciation for his sense of humour and making us feel at home like old friends.
Thank you for making our holiday special. We will be referring your hotel to our family and friends. We hope to see all of you one day soon.
May the Milano family and your entire staff continue to be blessed with all the good fortune for creating a truly wonderful and very, very special place. Simply exceptional!

Best Regards,
Rose


From: Stephen Coopers
Sent: martedì 5 ottobre 2010 4.43
A: 'Hotel Onda Verde'
Alan Stephen Cooper - August 2010

Dear Casimiro,
Greetings from Australia.
I am writing to say thank you for the absolutely wonderful week we had at the Hotel Onda Verde in mid August. We spent 5 weeks in Italy and I think our week at the Hotel Onda Verde was the highlight.
As I said to at the time you have a wonderful group of employees. They all treated us so well. Please say hello to Nicola Frank Michael and Giuseppe and give them Robyn and my very best wishes. We do hope to return one day.
I also want to apologize for not returning our room key when we checked-out. I hope the driver returned it to you the next day as he said he would.
Please also thank your beautiful wife and the lovely Sophia.
I believe your season will finish soon. I hope you have a good break and the planned swimming pool is built.
As we also said, if any of you ever visit Australia, please contact us and we will try to show you as much hospitality as you did for us.
Stephen and Robyn


Sent: lunedi 4 ottobre 2010
A: Hotel Onda Verde
Oggetto: Some pictures from Holland

Dear Casimiro and staff,

In the meantime we are already more than 1 week at home an working again.
We would like to thank you and your staff once more for your good service and atmosphere during our week with you. We loved it!
Our trip back home went well, we slept one night in San Marino and 1 night in Seefeld (Austria). When we left Austria on Saturday morning we had snow!!!
As promised we herewith send you some nice pictures of our stay. You may use them on your website if you want.

Maybe see you a next time!
See hello to everybody!

Best regards,

John & Monique van Schaik
Holland


Sent: sabato 2 ottobre 2010 16.34
A: Hotel Onda Verde

Buongiorno Francesco!!!

It is wonderful to hear from you! We just arrived home from our trip and are still trying to get back on American time. We are very jet-lagged!

Of all the places we stayed during our time away, your hotel was BY FAR the VERY BEST HOTEL.
We loved everything about your hotel - the views for our room, the beds were excellent, the food was great, the location perfect for exploring the Amalfi coast,......but the absolute BEST part was meeting you and your fabulous parents! Truly, your personal, warm and friendly help and guidance are what we treasured most about our trip. Nowhere else in Italy are there hotels like yours - with such personal service and attention, such great views and peace and serenity, for such an affordable price. You made us feel like part of your "family". That is why it was so sad to have to leave!

The hotel where my husband had his medical conference in Sorrento (the Bellevue Syrene Hotel) was lovely, but cost almost three times (!!!) as much as your hotel and was not nearly as friendly, picturesque, or cozy. Our room, which was on the water with a terrace, cost over 600euros per night and was not anywhere near as nice as yours.

We will DEFINITELY come back to your hotel, with our children. They saw our pictures and could not believe how beautiful your hotel was!

Please thank your Dad Miro and your mom - we loved meeting them both and were sad to have to say goodbye to them. Your Dad Miro was especially hard to part from - he was soooooo nice to us. We told both of your parents that they should be so proud of you! Your excellent English and your helpful emails were a large part of the reason we booked your hotel in the first place. You are a true gem! They are lucky to have you as part of their hotel team.

It was interesting to hear you say in your email how I was "shining" all the time while at your hotel - - this observation was true! I was sooooooo happy, as was my husband, during our entire stay at your beautiful hotel! How could anyone NOT be happy to be in such a beautiful piece of heaven???!?!? I think I am still shining from the wonderful time at your beautiful hotel!

We cannot thank you enough Francesco. We will never forget you, your parents, or our wonderful time at your hotel. We will definitely be back in the future.

I will be posting my excellent reviews shortly - look for them next week sometime.

Warmest, Fondest, Kindest, Regards,
Debra and Walter


What a Gem
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StephenandRobyn 2 contributi Sydney, Australia
26 set 2010 | Tipo di viaggio: Coppie We spent a glorious week in August 2010 at the Hotel Onda Verde. This family run hotel well and truly exceeded expectations.
It has a wonderful location sitting just above the beach, Marina Di Praia and has great views along the Amalfi Coast. The service was professional and yet very friendly and helpful. We had a number of excellent meals and breakfast was always a treat.
Our room was of a decent size and well appointed. It also had a verandah big enough for two deck chairs to sit comfortably alongside one another, where we could take in the view and soak up the sun.
The ferry to Positano is less than 100 meters from the hotel and just to add to the delights there are another four or five restaurants nearby.
We stayed a week and thought we were in paradise.


PERFECT in every way- couldn't have been better !!!
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jerseysl33 13 contributi Asbury Park, New Jersey
23 set 2010 | Tipo di viaggio: Coppie, Friends getaway the view

 In my opinion, Onda Verde was spectacular in every way and I did not experience a single complaint described in any of the reviews here on Trip Advisor.

The rooms were beautiful, the staff was truly amazing in nearly every way, the secluded location is perfect and the restaurant had good food. They took my American Express without any problems at all. Praiano was a great place to visit. It is beautiful and quiet; but only a 10 minute boat ride away from Amalfi in one direction and Positano in the other. We arranged for a private water taxi several times, simply by calling the front desk to let them know when we wanted to go and where, and then walking down to the beach at the prearranged time. We also arranged taxi rides, all in really nice new Mercedes sedans, through the front desk. There’s free parking if you dare to drive, although it looked like it was really a bit too much, and I’m saying that as someone who commutes from the Jersey shore into Manhattan for work every day. It’s not necessary to go anywhere though, the restaurant in the hotel was pretty much open whenever we wanted to eat, and there are other restaurants down on the beach that were all good as well. Everyone we interacted with in the restaurant and the kitchen was friendly and welcoming, which was good because we often found ourselves passing through the restaurant to get to the plush lounge chairs on the terrace of the restaurant’s roof or to the computer we used free of charge in the lobby. We had free internet in our room too. We just had to ask for a password at the front desk.

Our room had a large terrace with lounge chairs on it, and was not only comfortable but beautifully appointed. There are 30 rooms at this hotel, we were told only one did not have a private terrace. The beautiful Milano family villa is nestled among the cliff in the midst of the hotel, and we could see fresh ingredients like lemons and basil growing in their garden. The guest rooms are in other villas, which are connected by an elevator as well as a maze of winding ramps stairways and stone cave-like halls. The air conditioning worked perfectly in all the rooms we stayed in, (three by the end of our stay) as did the spacious showers and toilets in the quaint tile bathrooms. Everything was VERY clean and most definitely large enough. There were plenty of plush towels, shower gels and shampoos for the three of us and the front desk even gave us big beach towels to take outside with us.

I’ve never stayed at a hotel with such caring, friendly, and accommodating staff. By the time we left, everyone in our group felt like we were a part of their family. And we only stayed for three nights. They were so helpful with everything! Yes, as the other reviewers have pointed out there are some areas not accessible by elevator, but whenever we asked for help with our luggage someone helped us, and they were always very friendly about everything. I really can’t imagine that some of the other guests of this hotel found the Milano family to be cold; the exact opposite is true. They went to great lengths to make sure we had the stay of a lifetime, and for that we are forever grateful. We didn’t experience any problems with our reservation, and they never asked for us to pay in cash. They happily exchanged our dollars for euro too, and at a great rate. Onda Verde is the closest thing to heaven on Earth that I’ve ever experienced, and I could not recommend them more highly.


A Little Taste of Heaven
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Macmac1042t 1 contributo Solomons, Maryland
23 set 2010
 I selected this hotel because of the information I received from Tripadvisor. Hotel Onda Verde's website is one of the best I've seen and the seven day package was a great deal .
The staff did everything to make us comfortable. I had forgotten to mention with my reservation that my husband had Parkinsons and would not be able to walk long distances so Milano changed our room to one with less steps to get to it. The room was beautiful with a view that would be hard to duplicate. The room was spotless and the beds were changed daily.
Every day at breakfast the menu for dinner was laid out. You could select one of three appetizers and one of three dinner entrees. If they were not to your liking, you could substitute from the a la carte menu. The wine choices were excellent and very reasonably priced.The waitstaff, Gesepe and Micheal, were true professionals and went out of their way to please us.
I would come back in a heartbeat.!!!!!!!


We loved this little slice of heaven
Hotel Onda Verde
Rob1longisland 1 contributo Long Island
22 set 2010 | Tipo di viaggio: Coppie My wife and I just got back from an Italy trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a fantastic trip, but the best part was our stay at Onda Verde. The family, staff, accomodations, beautiful view, & food, were all outstanding. We truly felt like a part of their family, and would go back tomorrow if we could. They always went out of their way to ensure we were happy. I cannot wait to return!!


Incredible views, food and service
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jrnmom 11 contributi california
15 set 2010 | Tipo di viaggio: Coppie, Friends getaway
view from the bathroom One of the best views of the Amalfi Coast from your room. The service and food is superb. And the owners give excellent service. We had the five day inclusive package and found it to be the best for your money. Plan on returning. Only one small complaint wish the beds were a little softer.


Super relaxing
Hotel Onda Verde
Copenhagen, Danimarca
21 ago 2010 |  It was my second stay at the Onda Verde and was super good as just expected. Hotel itself is beautiful and all foods were perfect. I brought my brother's family this time and they fell in love with this hotel, too. I liked frendly staffs the best. They made us so comfortable and relax. I also appreciated free wireless internet, which was not free last time.


Sent: venerdì 13 agosto 2010 4.20
Oggetto: Message for Sofia from Canada

Dear Sofia,
We are Martin and Marie-Josée from Montréal, Québec, Canada, and we had the pleasure of meeting you, last July.
In case you don’t remember us, a photograph taken in the restaurant is enclosed.
We just wanted to tell you how happy we were to have dined 5 times at your delightful restaurant while staying in Praiano, last July.
You were so nice to us and the enchanting moments that we spent with you will stay in our memories for a long time ! The location of your hotel and restaurant Onda Verde is extraordinary, the food was absolutely delicious every time, the service impeccable and the cooks (and you !) so great !
We are looking forward to going back and staying in this marvelous hotel next time !
We hope that you have a chance to make a trip to Montreal !
Best regards,
Marie-Josée and Martin


“Delightful”
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Kelhayes 6 contributi Columbus, Mississippi
21 lug 2010 | We arrived in Praiano after visiting Venice,Monterossa and Florence. We were tired from continuous touring and travel. The hotel was great! The view was breath taking! The staff was very nice and extremely helpful. The room was very tastefully decorated and cheery. The bathroom was large with beautiful italian tile. The pictures on the hotel website capture the beauty. We were totally pleased with the food. I would recommend this hotel and hope to visit it again very soon!


Excellent hotel with the most wonderful and romantic view
Hotel Onda Verde
Wellington, Fl
16 lug 2010 | We stayed 6 nights at Onda Verde. It is wonderfully located in the center of the Amalfi Coast...easy access to all the other towns. You can buy a 3 day SITA buss fair for 20 euros and travel from Amalfi to Sorrento whenever you would like, don't forget to get the bus schedule. The hotel is overlooking the Mediterranean and a small, beautiful beach where all the locals go. In addition, at the beach you have several boat day trips that can be arranged...very convenient. The hotel is immaculate, the rooms beautifully decorated and super comfortable. Joseph, our main waiter, and the Chef are amazing people! I would recommend this hotel highly!! For a romantic get away would be out of this world!!!


Vacation of a lifetime
Hotel Onda Verde
Annville, Pennsylvania
10 lug 2010 | A view from Capri Island If you are searching for the perfect romantic vacation, Hotel Onda Verde is the place to be! Located right on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the beauty is beyond description. There's nothing like getting up in the morning and opening your balcony doors to the Mediterranean Sea! Everything you need is here! The Onda Verde staff is first rate. The food is simply incredible! Truly, this vacation spot is the BEST!


Picture perfect waterfront location
Hotel Onda Verde
Sydney, Australia
23 giu 2010 | We stayed 5 nights at this wonderful hotel which was recommended to us. We took the dinner package and used the hotel like a home base. The management and staff are great and make you most welcome. Our room had a balcony and looked up and down the wonderful azure coast. The location is perfect to visit nearby Amalfi, Positano and Capri and return to your quiet welcoming home each day. And don't miss Ravello. You can even walk along the short coastal path to your own fishing village or visit the resident artist in the old fort. Highly recommended. Michael


“Perfetto!!”
Hotel Onda Verde
New York, New York
22 giu 2010 | Our View I recently returned from a seven night's stay at Hotel Onda Verde with my boyfriend and guarantee that we will return. Although the hotel accommodations were slightly more modest compared with vacations past, the breath-taking views, gracious staff, and surreal location made Onda Verde an unbeatable value. Even from across the Atlantic, the staff were helpful, arranging pick-up transportation from the Naples airport, in addition to helping arrange day excursions to Pompeii and Capri. The chef, Nicholas, was particularly charming and even tried to teach us how to make some of the local specialties. The property was kept very clean and by the end of our trip, we wished we had booked a few extra nights. This is an ideal hotel for couples looking for an unforgettable vacation , amongst the welcoming locals. Andiamo!


"Fantastico / Awesome / gemma nascosta"
Hotel Onda Verde
Metamora, Michigan
12 giu 2010 | Tipo di Viaggio: Coppie Questo uno dei migliori hotel che abbiamo mai dormito. Splendida posizione, camere, vista, balcone, e personale sono stati incredibili. Non parliamo italiano e ogni sforzo è stato fatto per farci stare tranquillo e benvenuto. Il proprietario e il figlio erano così utile durante l'intero soggiorno. Aveva il miglior tempo!

“Our favorite destination in the world!”
Hotel Onda Verde
Coronado, california
1 giu 2010 | We are world travelers and have returned here five times in eight years. The majesty of Hotel Onda Verde is beyond description. Nestled in granite walls of the Mediterranean, the family owned and operated hotel provides a scenic getaway. The hotel is immaculate and offers warmth without parallel. Ideal for Americans, English is spoken amid constant care by the entire family to enrich your holiday experience. The dining terrace over the sea is spectacular. We look forward to our return in 2011!


“Picture Perfect”
Hotel Onda Verde
22 apr 2010 | Outstanding views with a panorama of the Sea. Built into the mountain side, which gave the cave like halls a unique charm. Large rooms that were all recently refurbished, could still smell the paint, Parking a plus, as it is a bit out of the way from the other towns. Good access to the sea and restaurants nearby. Their own restaurant was excellent and moderately priced compared to others in the area. Can drift to sleep with sounds of the sea and wake up to a wonderful view of it.


“A TRIP TO HEAVEN'S GATE”
Hotel Onda Verde
Windsor, Connecticut
8 mar 2010 | Making you feel totally welcomed!!!! I cannot understand how I could have stayed away from this most beloved hotel last summer. How I missed hearing the waves on the Mediterranean sing me to sleep at night and the fisherman awake me with the melodic sounds of their voices singing to fish in the morn. Summertime at Hotel Onda Verde is a moment in time. A place to go to reflect, sleep in, sun bathe, hang out in the lobby or read a book on your terrace. It is place to fall in love, feel the passion and heat of Italy - what it is known for ;-).

Nestled in the side of a mountain is a home away from home. The staff becomes your family caring for your needs, laughing, joking, talking and if your lucky and believe me I was many times - you get a taste of tonight's dinner from a most congenial and pleasant chef who lives to cook.

The site on the Terrace at night overlooking the Mediterranean is heavenly; one forgets the stress of life just watching the waves. The guests that come there become familial talking to each other sharing stories about their day trips. For the traveler who wants to save money, one can stay at Onda Verde and get a taste of luxury at an affordable price.

The family has been on the Amalfi Coast for generations fulfilling a legacy started by the father the year I was born. They know everything and everyone. Highly respected and full of integrity, Hotel Onda is extremely clean and safe.

I recommend this great hotel to anyone. Many memories are created at this place, create one for you and your loved one.


Sent: martedì 27 luglio 2010 14.01
Your_Full_Name = Simon & Jene'
Country = UK
The beautiful Onda Verde is perched on a sheer hillside just above the sea, offering tremendous views of the small bay. There's lots to do and see - other towns along the coast to visit, a boat trip to the island of Capri, Pompeii & Vesuvius, walks in the hills, swimming, and simply relaxing in the incredible surroundings.

Having visited Positano, St Agata, Sorrento, Ravello and Amalfi, all of which were charming and had their own characters, it struck us that Onda Verde was the perfect place to stay. Smaller than the other towns, Praiano is less bustling with the commerce of tourism, making it the ideal place to set out from and return to when you want to explore other places along the Amalfi Coast.

As the crow flies, the towns are all very close - you can take a water taxi from Amalfi to Positano in 15 minutes, but by road (winding coastal roads) it takes 30 minutes or so to Amalfi from Praiano. We hired a boat for two hours (80 Euros) - a cross between a dinghy and a speedboat - and went up and down the coastline ourselves. It was very easy to get the hang of steering the boat and a great way to see the countless little bays and areas of interest.

The room was spacious, clean, had its own terrace and the all important AC. The staff were all very friendly, going out of their way to be helpful - which made for an extremely warm atmosphere. The hotel owner and his son were always welcoming and on hand to help out with anything from restaurant recommendations (Le Strada in Praiano being a particularly good one!) to bus tickets and a hand drawn walking map (a route through the hills from Praiano to Positano - not one for the faint hearted... lots of steps!). At breakfast (a great spread of cereals, fruits, meats, toast, croissants, juice, tea, coffee etc. - really, more than you can eat and with a great deal of choice) you can relax on the terrace in the shade or the sun, depending on your preference, and watch the boats coming in and going out while you plan your day.

Each day we were there it was about 30 Celsius, hot but bearable, especially when a breeze blew in from the sea. The hotel has a few terraces which offer sun loungers and, if you want, parasols and shade. Praiano beach is pebbly and small, fine for relaxing on and for swimming. Just below the hotel is a wonderful restaurant, Le Pirata. After the sun has set it's hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for some fine sea food and a fine glass of red.

If you're thinking of visiting the Amalfi Coast then you can't do better than to stay at Onda Verde! A big thank you to Miro (the owner), Michele, Peppe, Nicola, Scuipatiello, and Francesco.


Sent: lunedì 31 maggio 2010 2.18
A: Casimiro Milano
Oggetto: Back in Australia

Hi Casimiro, just letting you know that we have arrived back safely it Australia after 20 wonderful days in Italy. The 2 nights on the Amalfi Coast were a highlight for us. We particularly enjoyed our stay at Onda Verde. We managed to do a brief walk up the hill side of Praiano among the narrow stone walkways and buildings and were overawed by Old Italy. We also had an electrifying bus trip from Praiano to Sorrento on out return to Rome. We think the bus driver thought he was driving in the Formula One. Just as well we were on the hill side of the road and not the cliff side. ( I clearly remember being in a Sita bus in 1986 from Sorrento to Amalfi and we were so frightened by the bus driving at we got out at the first stop (must have been Positano) and catching the next Sita bus back to Sorrento) Could it have been the same bus driver 24 years later but no wiser.

We loved your lemoncello. As soon as we got back we picked our 20 ripe lemons and now we will have a try at making this wonderful drink Any tips of recipes would be much appreciated ( have found a number of recipes on the Internet) Do you favour the ‘slow’ or ‘fast’ method.

So finally thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality. If you are ever in Queensland Australia don’t hesitate to look us up at Peachester near the Sunshine Coast.
Kind Regards
John and Janet Obst


Sent: lunedì 26 aprile 2010 11.10
A: Hotel Onda Verde
Cc: Rolf Feickert
Oggetto: Thank You

Dear Hotel Onda Verde,
we would like to thank you again for the perfect service and your personal advices for our walking tours, we enjoyed it very much to stay in your hotel and to visit the Amalfi Coast.. The travell back to Germany was a "odyssey" due to the aircraft-grounding. The flight to Munic was cancelled and the night train to Munic was overbooked till last saturday, also Lufthansa offered us a flight probably for saturda only , depending on the development and the long waiting-list.
Under these circumstances we decided to hire a car and drove by car from Napoli to Bozen, we stood one night in Bozen, went by train to Munic (overbooked according to train-computer system, but places available in the first class) and hired again a car from Munic to Düsseldorf. After this "Italy-Round trip" we arrived well tuesday night in Düsseldorf.

If we will travel to Amalficoast in future it will be a pleasure for us to stay again in your hotel because we like the familiar atmosphare and will also give recommendation to our friends.
Best regards

Rolf Feickert & Beate Feickert
Beate Feickert
Head of Commerical Sales

ABB AG
DEABB
Oberhausener Str. 33
D-40472-Ratingen


Sent: domenica 25 aprile 2010 0.18
Your_Full_Name = Kathy Nelson & Tasha Manzano
Country = US
Special_Remarks = As mother and daughter, staying at the Onda Verde is one of the best experiences of our life. We continue to talk about our wonderful week there like it was yesterday. And we wish it were. Everything about the Onda Verde is a delight. A beautiful paradise above the sea... the best food, wine and a staff that is warm and goes way beyond what is expected to give you a most memorable experience. Everything was special and wonderful. The rooms and views are completely breathtaking. Any side trips you want are easily arranged for you. Staying here was a real vacation of beauty, rest, food, wine and great people. We look forward to returning to Italy because of the people we met at Onda Verde and the Amalfi friends we made. You will give yourself a big gift if you stay at Onda Verde.


Sent: giovedì 1 aprile 2010 17.33
Your_Full_Name = Judy Battenberg
Country = United States

I was just cleaning out some old files and ran across our travel records from our stay at Hotel Onda Verde in October 2000. What a fabulous time we had there! The memories are fantastic. Every time we tell someone of our visit, we get such a nostalgic look on our faces that they want to hear more. This hotel is lovely the food fabulous, and the people absolutely the most accommodating. I can't wait to visit again.


Da: shorebird440@comcast.net
Sent: lunedì 25 gennaio 2010 22.16
Your_Full_Name = Alan and Beverly Donheiser
Country = USA
We spent 4 unforgettable days/nights here in April, 2006, and have not yet stopped talking about it, and dreaming of our next visit! In every way, we truly felt that the Milano family cared about nothing more than for us to have a memorable, relaxing stay, and we did!
We look forward to returning, and couldn't imagine staying anywhere else on the beautiful Amalfi Coast!


Sent: mercoledì 16 dicembre 2009 6.41
Your_Full_Name = Ray Richards
Country = Canada
Contact_Email = rrichards6332@shaw.ca

In Sept '09 my wife and I spent a most enjoyable week at Hotel Onda Verde taking day trips to beautiful places. The staff are excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The pictures you see on their web site what you actually see. We did not rent a car and never wanted one. It was my 80th birthday so the elevator was welcomed. Recommended to all.


From: Norma Bradley [mailto:nbradley5@cox.net]
Sent: giovedì 26 novembre 2009 20.25
Oggetto: Greetings from Oklahoma

Thursday, November 25, 2009
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA

Dear Mr. Milano and friends,
As I count my blessings on this Thanksgiving Day I have all of you in my thoughts. The two weeks that I spent at Onde Verde were my dream fulfilled. It sounds a bit trite but cannot be more true. All the beauty of the Amalfi Coast that I anticipated was surpassed, the relaxation and reflection that I desired was fulfilled and the charm of the Italian people, especially all of you, was the best part of all. Traveling alone was a personal challenge, and at times I was a little overcome. All of you were so supportive and gave me that little push to help me overcome any anxiety. On the evening that I didn't feel well, Gerarda and Giuseppe provided a tray of hot tea to my room and that kindness was so appreciated. And the baked apples, my very favorite food, that Raphaele prepared was a special treat. Raphaele, I have tried but cannot duplicate your superb apples.

I was a little nervous when I arrived at the Naples airport, but there was Beniameno with a sign with my last name. I didn't even have to wait. Please tell him hello for me. Francesco met me on arrival and took my bags to the room for me. Oh, and what a view that room had. I could prop against the bed board and look right out at the bright blue bay of Salerno and the fishing boats bobbing about in the breeze. My thanks again to JoAnna for providing an immaculately clean and fresh room.

The trip to Capri was one of the highlights of the visit and I read the book "The Story of San Michele" as soon as I came home as it made me feel a little like I was still there. I received an email from Gwen and Bob, two wonderful people that I met at Onde Verde, who sent me some pictures, one of my terrified ride up the chair lift at AnaCapri. Heights make me uneasy but I did it!

I have shown my pictures to everyone at work and they agreed that I had been to paradise. Several people are now thinking about going to Italy when they had not previously done so.

I miss all of you and will be returning to Onde Verde as soon as I can.

My Sincerest Thanks to all of you, Norma


From: David Fagerness
Sent: sabato 17 ottobre 2009 15.15
A: Hotel Onda Verde

Dear Hotel Onda Verde staff:

We have arrived home in Missouri, USA, and received your e-mail. Thank you for thinking of us.

We all had a wonderful time at Hotel Onda Verde. It was even better than we had expected thanks to a wonderful staff and clientele. Every day was special, starting with a warm greeting by Raphael or Guiseppe and Nick, and the crew at the reception desk. We enjoyed seeing the other guests each morning and hearing about where they would be spending their day. Then at dinner we would get a report. It was like spending the week with family.

You can be sure that we will return if we are ever planning another trip to the Amalfi Coast. We have been showing photos and raving about Hotel Onda Verde to our friends so maybe you will get other visitors from the Heartland of the U. S.

Many thanks to you all for making our stay very special.

Fondly,
Dave and Nancy Fagerness


Your_Full_Name = Modesto Tony Cuomo
Sent: venerdì 9 ottobre 2009 21.32
Country = U.S.A.
Contact_Email = moski1128@mac.com
Special_Remarks = Hotel Onda Verde is a rare gem located on the Amalfi Coast in Praiano. It is a lovely, serene, and magical place nestled on the cliff overlooking the beautiful blue/green Mediterranean Sea.
You could not ask for more - the warm and inviting staff, the impecable service, the beautiful location, and the breathtaking views each morning and evening - it truly takes your breath away. Our room was just what we ordered. From the beautiful hand painted furniture, the colorful ceramic tiles in the room and bathroom, to the balcony which had the most gorgeous view everyday, it was truly magical.
To the wonderful staff at the Onda Verde, we send a special thank you for making our stay at your "home" the most memorable. Miro, the manager, is a gracious, warm and charming host as was his beautiful and gracious wife Hilary, and his dear sister Sofia. Giada, along with Sofia, was always very informative, helpful, genuine and friendly. A real pleasure. Mrs. Milano, Miro's mom, is a very warm and endearing lady. Chief Chef Nicola and second chef Franco, thank you for the tasteful and beautifully prepared food. Every night was a rare treat and we truly enjoyed your cooking as well as your personality. Bravo! And to our special waiters, Raphel and Guiseppi (Pepino), you are both an asset to your profession. Not a day or evening went by when you didn't make us feel very special and welcomed. We thank you for the impecable service and your friendship. We'll miss every morning and evening with both of you.
If you and that "special person" in your life are looking for an inviting, tranquill, romantic place, by all means choose Hotel Onda Verde. We found heaven when we chose this place. The warm and friendly staff, the service, the food and the gorgeous views of the coast line, along with the sunsets, are truly worth the stay. A warm thank you to everyone at Onda Verde for making our trip to your country an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. We'll treasure the memories. We miss all of you and we will definitely return sooner, if not later.


From: joeya58@aol.com [mailto:joeya58@aol.com]
Sent: martedì 29 settembre 2009 1.42

Your_Full_Name = Joseph Antinucci
Country = USA
Special_Remarks = My wife and I felt like we were in paradise. The view from our room was absolutely breathtaking and the staff treated us like royalty. Peppino and Rafaele you were great both with the service you provided as well as the knowledge of the area that you were able to share with us. Only regret my wife had was that she did not take the cooking class with Nicola, but that will be something to look forward to next year. Complimenti to the Milano family.


From: Donna Mendolia
Sent: lunedì 28 settembre 2009 19.46
A: Hotel Onda Verde
Cc: bmendolia1@aol.com

Big huge smile – me and my mom had an amazing time, it was a dream come true for the both of us – we enjoyed the Hotel and everyone there so very much – we both felt like family – we both said that the Hotel Onda Verde was a little “slice of heaven”- we will always have good memories there and would love to come back and visit – Thank you for the beauty and kindness that we felt – Thank you Miro, Gerarda, Guisseppe, Rafael, Sophia and big kiss to Nicola XOXOXOX

Love and Regards,

Donna


Sent: mercoledì 16 settembre 2009 20.29
Oggetto: Re: Thank you to all the Onda Verde staff

Dear Casimiro.

That was a beautiful day we all had in each others company. My wife Keely and I will never forget the day. It was its own movie. The heat of the sun and your fine refreshments along with your beautiful wife and children, good friend and artist Paolo made the air and sky crackle the memory of you all forever in our hearts.....God willing we will came back some day.

Until then.... health, happiness and good fortune.
Please send Paolo my fond regards. I have not forgotton the photos for him. Please send me his email address. I have it somewhere but cant find it. Too much travel.
Sincerely.

Pierce and Keely Brosnan

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